A new book by investigative journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, “Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery” concludes that there is little evidence to support the standard medical interventions of surgery, injections and opoid medicines. The book takes a hard look at that the $100 billion back pain industry.
Over 77 million people in the United States have been treated with the standard procedures and Ramin says that about 20% of patients treated through standard interventions still suffer from back pain as a chronic condition.
Ramin gave an in-depth interview to MarketWatch. Click here to read the interview.